I am feeling better today and have decided I don’t want to hear much more about politics for a bit. I am tired of stressing over what’s beyond my control.
This main post will cover a few memories regarding Houseplants. My blogger friend at Confusing Middle gives a different word or topic to post about every Wednesday. I highly recommend you check out the blog.
Anyway, Moving Forward:
I had a small plant that refused to die. I usually kill plants so it finally became my challenge. This plant fell off the balcony at least twice and ran out of water for a long time. Don’t remember what finally happened to it, but actually considered writing a book with that title.
The 2nd memory goes back to when I was a teenager/young adult. My parents went away and asked me to water the plants while they were gone. Now, my mother had fake plants right next to real ones. Needless to say, when they returned, one of them said to me “We really appreciate you watering the plants.” I said, “No problem.” and I believe the response was, “I guess not because Fake Plants Don’t Grow!”
Yesterday I talked to FS. She was fishing to see if I am still blogging. I mentioned “I don’t have the blog anymore”. meaning my old one and she goes, “So, you don’t blog at all?” I just repeated myself and changed the subject. It’s none of her business.
Only two people know I have this, but, don’t have access.
My last blog caused an extreme rift between my sister and I because she decided to spy. I refuse to let that happen again. I don’t know if it’s because I am the youngest but it’s like my family doesn’t want me to have my own thoughts and opinions. It’s stupid that I have to hide things for my own privacy. But, it’s my life
A couple hundred extra really makes a Big Difference. My car payment is caught up again, and I even had enough to do some shopping, get gas, order Gluten-Ease and put enough away for Port-Of-Subs when the Gluten-Ease arrives! I try to have Port-Of-Subs at least once a month, if possible. I wish I could get a part-time job for a few extra a month but I might have to wait til after Covid.
Anyway, today was lots of errands and my Zoom call with people with different metabolic diseases. There were only like 8 of us so it wasn’t to bad this time.
Yesterday, I watched a movie called ‘The San Andreas Fault’ about a major earthquake, then I read today that Nevada had a quake so I returned the movie quickly back to my neighbor. I don’t want to be jinxed or something to cause major earthquakes. Lol.
Also, while driving down a 3 lane road today, I hear honking and see some idiot driving toward us..the wrong way. I was in the 3rd lane and he was in the first, but still. I could only pray that he didn’t cause an accident. In this instance, the street does branch weirdly and I could see how that could happen, but still..; I remember years ago I accidentally turned to get on the freeway and wound up going the wrong way. Believe me, that was one of the scariest experiences of my life and another reason I don’t drive at night or on freeways. It was night and there were no real dividers between the on and offramps.
My Aunt died, yesterday. She was in her 90’s. A wonderful woman and the only Aunt I ever knew.
My family is interesting. Usually my sisters and I are at odds over something..or waiting for the next blow up. So, it’s a nice surprise when good develops.
My eldest sister texted that she and her husband want to pay for my meds as a Birthday present like they did last year. Apparently, she also brought the idea up to my brother who might help, also. Needless to say, my meds will be paid up for a while.
In sad family news, we just learned my aunt is dying and on hospice. She is 92 years old and lives in Washington where my cousins are.
In other news, I found a form for Lot Rent Subsidy Assistance which I am going to apply for. Then, I won’t have to worry about moving until I pay the car off. My eldest sister thinks I should just get rid of the car and/or trade it in for something with cheaper payments. But, that’s not so easy when you owe more then the car is worth and your credit is poor.
I don’t want to talk about the Election except to say I don’t believe it’s over nor will be completely decided for a while.
I had something good happen today and finally received my portion of some Unclaimed Funds my mother had in some accounts. Let me go back:
A friend informed me a few years ago that there were Unclaimed Funds in my mother’s name (who is deceased) on a government website. I tracked it to some old Life Insurance Policies and forwarded the info to my brother who had Financial Power-of-Attorney. I let it go however kept checking with my brother who my sisters and I believe never followed up. My sister discovered the money still Unclaimed. After getting the paperwork from the State Controller and keeping it in my drawer for like ever, I finally got all the information and mailed the packet off last February. I am thankful that the Controller cut us separate checks and did not send me the entire lump sum to divvy out. Anyway, it isn’t much but it’s enough to stop stressing about my prescription refills so I can take them correctly, again.